April 27, 2007
Hit Parade Give Bearcats 12-1 Victory Over Truman StateMARYVILLE - (stats) The Northwest Missouri State baseball team picked up a 12-1 victory over Truman State thanks to a nine run fifth.
The game was knotted at one when redshirt freshman Jon Henne led off the fifth with a single. Two batters later sophomore outfielder Chris Benham singled to start an eight hit parade that saw nine runs score and 13 batters reach the plate.
Starting sophomore pitcher Bret Harvel cruised to his fourth win logging 7.0 innings striking out seven and allowing just one run.
Jon Henne ended game 2-for-4, getting both his hits in the fifth inning, and sophomore third baseman Ben Malick finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. Junior first baseman Britt Westman, senior shortstop John White and junior second baseman Stevie Bush all drove in two runs.
Northwest will take on Truman State again tomorrow with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Two seven inning games are scheduled.
NOTES: Junior first baseman Britt Westman has started 150 straight games … Senior shortstop John White has started 110 straight games … Sophomore third baseman Ben Malick has started 57 straight games … Senior catcher Ryley Westman has started 56 straight games … Northwest has committed an error in seven straight … The nine run fifth was the most runs scored in any one inning this season … Northwest has won 19 straight games against Truman State … Britt Westman extended his hitting streak to nine games … First three-hit game for Ben Malick this season … It is the eleventh time Northwest has scored at least 10 runs … It is the first game this season Northwest has run-ruled an opponent ... Redshirt freshman Nick Pfeiffer saw his first action since his injury pinch hitting in the sixth.
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